The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the Port Authority and NYC Parks, helped turn Staten Island's former Blissenbach Marina into the City's first post-Hurricane Sandy resilient waterfront park.
The Trust for Public Land has worked with Friends of the QueensWay, community members, and the City of New York to develop a conceptual design for the QueensWay, a 3.5-mile portion of the abandoned Rockaway Rail Line, to transform it into an elevated pedestrian and bicycle pathway.
In 2003, TPL joined
local groups, including the Greenpoint Waterfront Association for
Parks & Planning, to conduct open space planning, and produce a greenprint for New York's East River.
TPL worked with partners including New York City Audubon to conserve an acre of Jamaica Bay Shoreline in Queens with funding authorized by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for their Hudson-Raritan Estuary Resources Program, creating public access to the waterfront and space that will
Marlborough, New York lacked public access to the Hudson River until TPL helped the town acquire Milton Riverfront Park, a former industrial property in the neighboring hamlet of Milton that had been used for petroleum storage, renovate the site for use as a park adjacent to the town's Milton-on-
New York state asked TPL to help conserve a small patch of woods known as Butler Manor on Staten Island's southwestern shore and add the land to the Mount Loretto Unique Area, keeping intact over 600 acres of unbroken and ecologically diverse parkland near New York City's waterfront.
In New York, The Trust for Public Land is helping develop nine acres of Roosevelt Island in the East River between Manhattan and Queens, which was once known as Welfare Island and a former site for hospitals, penitentiaries, and asylums, creating Southpoint Park which includes architect James Ren
In a world of asphalt and brick, New York's more than 450 community gardens provide residents rare places to relax and connect with nature. They serve as front porches and backyards—places to meet with neighbors, play, grow produce, and gather for summer cookouts.
As part of its New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program, TPL (with the NYC Audubon Society) has helped protect critical wetland habitats on Staten Island's west shore along the Arthur Kill, preserving wildlife habitat in the New York City area.
Since 1978, The Trust for Public Land has helped create, expand, protect, and steward more than 290 parks, playgrounds, community gardens, and natural areas in New York City.